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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 03:47:52 PM »
I wish you luck with the crap QC issues on the 24-70. It's a great lens, but watch for clicking when zooming.
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Re: just hit the purchase button
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 03:49:58 PM »
Congrats!  We got a larger tax return but instead of buying the camera equipment we wanted to, we have to pay it on a new baby and insurance and copays and all that other fun stuff that comes along with it. 
Canon 5d III, Canon 24-105L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 70-200 F4L, Canon 100L 2.8, Canon 85 1.8, 430EX 2's and a lot of bumps along the road to get to where I am.

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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2014, 05:05:42 PM »
I have both lenses. They are nice company to each other on 5dmk3, that 1.4 matters a lot when there's not enough light. My 24-70mk2 doesn't show any clicking problems and IQ is on par with any prime lens, from corner to corner. Sigma needed +5 AFMA and still exhibits slight front focus issues at mid distances (2m to 5m) while L zoom needed -2 AFMA at wide range and +1 at longer range. Don't know why but sigma's coating seem more pleasing to my eye. You'll love your 24-70!

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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2014, 09:13:46 PM »
Kudos.  I'm not that big of a fan of the focal length... so I'm staying with my 24-105 until the reviews for the sigma 24-70 f/2 come out... provided the lens ever comes out. 

At that point... I'll make my choice... but who knows maybe canon will finally release their 24-70 f/2.8L IS...
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 09:20:37 PM »


1st photo - my 3yrs at school, book fair. jpeg straight out from camera.


Gorgeous :)
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2014, 09:22:02 PM »
I have a clicking noise on my 24-70II, but it still take sharp photos.
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2014, 09:53:58 PM »
You will love this lens
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2014, 09:57:02 PM »
Love mine!  Coupled with the 70-200 2.8L II makes a perfect combo.

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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2014, 10:11:28 PM »
I think that's a perfect piece of advice - "Just hit the purchase button" - since there is few things more aggravating then wanting something but too afraid to buy it.
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2014, 10:36:37 PM »
I think that's a perfect piece of advice - "Just hit the purchase button" - since there is few things more aggravating then wanting something but too afraid to buy it.
When I had roughly your gear I want to upgrade to the 70-200 f 4L... what's on your wishlist?
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2014, 02:15:18 AM »
I have both the Sigma 35A and the 24-70 II.  Both are great, but I find that the zoom is on my camera most of the time.
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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2014, 04:36:32 AM »
Sure the 24-70 ii has the best autofocus and is the sharpest zoom.  But is its bokeh better than the Sigma 35 art?  From the-digital-picture comparisons...the Canon's bokeh is really not any better than the Tamron's.  It's just that the Tamron cannot autofocus consistently at all, much worse than the Sigma Art, at least according to TDP.  The previous Canon 24-70 f/2.8 i had the best bokeh of any f/2.8 zoom, it seems to me.  And as has been stated before, it also didn't flare as bad, and its hood was far more useful.  It also cost less.  So really, sharpness and focus accuracy are what the ii does best, but definitely not bokeh smoothness.  Sure its adequate, but is it smoother than the Sigma's?  I doubt it.  The Canon 35L might have the smoothest bokeh of all, or at least it looks like it does. 

But I'll grant you, as wide/normal focal length zooms go, the 24-70 ii is really the only f/2.8 one to get (unless you don't need ultimate sharpness and most of your images are full of bokeh, in which case the older version is the one to seek out).  I had considered the Tamron, but I definitely am not considering it after reading TDP.  If it focused as well as the Canon, then it actually would be the one to get.  But it never could.

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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2014, 08:13:24 AM »
I think that's a perfect piece of advice - "Just hit the purchase button" - since there is few things more aggravating then wanting something but too afraid to buy it.
When I had roughly your gear I want to upgrade to the 70-200 f 4L... what's on your wishlist?

Keep in mind that I just got into professional photography after decades of being a mere amature photographer. I’m a graphic designer by trade and I don’t feel like my work is really 100% mine when I use other people’s stock photographs. I want to have just enough equipment so that when a project call for a shot I can take it myself.

What I really NEED is a macro lens for some up close product shots and a really good wide-angle lens and for the time being that would round out my gear. In short – one of each catagory on this page would be ideal.

Beyond that I really need more lighting gear.

What I really WANT is equipment that will help me in Astrophotography; just a good telescope and a mount for my camera.

Do you have anything on your wish list left?
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Re: just hit the purchase button
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2014, 09:18:00 AM »
Its my go too, all around sound performer, a stellar lens. I have no problems with clicking and IS well lets just say that I have never noticed that I didn't have it.
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2014, 09:35:14 AM »


1st photo - my 3yrs at school, book fair. jpeg straight out from camera.


Gorgeous :)

Thanks Menace :)
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